About Sage Estimating

Sage Estimating works in tandem with job cost and accounting in Sage business management software such as Sage Timberline Office. Then, once a bid is approved, the appropriate data feeds seamlessly from estimating to accounting and job cost. No data loss. No redundant entry. As a result, it’s easier to share project details with your entire team. Sage offers a number of electronic takeoff solutions to best fit your specific needs. Regardless of the solution you choose, using an electronic takeoff solution has proven to significantly increase productivity, efficiency and accuracy among estimators.


Key benefits of Sage Estimating

  • Build estimates and accounting - Sage Estimating gathers your clients data and displays all in a spreadsheet which can be easily updated on the go. Sage Estimating can automatically generate estimates based on clients trends and predictions.

  • Knowledgebases, online support and guidance - Sage Estimating provides an additional support service, which includes: telephone, email, knowledgebase, FAQ's and video tutorials - to ensure you are kept aware of all company and software developments.

  • Dashboard and permissions - Sage Estimating lets you create a custom dashboard so you can view the most relevant news feeds. You can also create user permissions to ensure only desired members of staff can view certain data, information and reports.

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    Clay
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Hottest Estimating Software on the Market!

    Reviewed on 2017-07-14

    This is probably the most flexible estimating software available today. Always a leader in the...

    This is probably the most flexible estimating software available today. Always a leader in the industry, Sage Estimating can fit the bill for entry level, single user needs and expand to an unlimited number of users. The estimating system can tie into one of the best accounting packages, as well.

    Pros

    Totally flexible - can be used by virtually any trade as well as GC. From basic estimating needs to a complex reporting system, this software can do it.

    Cons

    Takes time to set-up properly. The software is ready to go out of the box, but to fine tune to make it "hum" takes more than just starting it up.

    Hogan
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    • Industry: Glass, Ceramics & Concrete
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Sage Estimating - A Powerful Construction Estimating Package!

    Reviewed on 2015-02-14

    Pros

    There are many construction estimating software packages on the market, but none is better at breaking down an estimate in all the ways that are needed. Sage Estimating can handle multi-building estimates, multiple work breakdown structures, and any other bid breakdowns that are needed. For us, most bids require some sort of cost breakdown, but rarely is it completely the same from estimate to estimate. Sage Estimating handles all these variables with ease.

    Also, the ability to handle variable cost add-ons at the estimate "totals page" is a huge plus. Cost add-ons such as overtime hours or material cost escalations can be added via the database or on a estimate-by-estimate basis. When it comes to providing breakdowns to our GC clients, any cost add-ons can be spread throughout all or a few of the estimate items. This is a great feature.

    Sage has been a very good vendor. The support they've provided over many years has been great and they've done a great job with software upgrades. The upgrades, adding new features and feature enhancements have kept Sage Estimating at the head of the construction estimating pack.

    Cons

    I've used Sage (and previously Timberline) for nearly 20 years, and the only consistent gripe I have is that installation of the program is tedious and has always required the help of an IT expert.

    Richard
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    • Industry: Construction
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    Think twice

    Reviewed on 2015-02-28

    Pros

    I like all the functions of this dinosaur. The software still uses fox pro old arcane DOS language.

    Cons

    I dislike the amount of money they want yearly. I hate their amount of money I have to spend every year to maintain this software with limited tech support.

    Mark
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    I have worked with Sage Estimating all the way back when it was Timberline Estimating,...

    Reviewed on 2018-05-30

    Accurate estimates and diverse reports

    Accurate estimates and diverse reports

    Pros

    The power of Sages' Smart Assemblies is the best feature along with the results being displayed in a full spreadsheet format that can be changed in real time. The ability to slice and dice your estimate data is extremely powerful along with their use of WBS codes.

    Cons

    The tech support has been a bit of a struggle but thank goodness for qualified consultants and Business Partners that can act as your first line of support.

    Janet
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    • Industry: Utilities
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Estimating multi million dollar underground utility construction

    Reviewed on 2019-01-09

    Another pro is that this software can integrate with SAGE 300 Accounting, which will not only...

    Another pro is that this software can integrate with SAGE 300 Accounting, which will not only import the estimate, but also create purchase orders and email those purchase orders based on your estimate. Once you've learned how to use this and set it up it significantly saves time.

    Pros

    While this product provides you with sample databases, it is best used by creating your own database with phase codes and pricing as you do your construction. You are able to separate each phase into categories, i.e., Labor, Material, etc. There are some standard ones, but you can also add your own categories which adds to the flexibility of this software.

    Cons

    It's not really a dislike, but it is quite complex. You need one main person who controls all changes to the database, keeps pricing updated, controls anyone changing/adding phase codes, etc. You would need that with any sophisticated database.

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